newbie question about WCF vs. Remoting

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BillG

I currently have a Windows form app that sits on the client machine and
connects through a VPN to a database server running SQL Server. As long as
the clients bring back reasonable amounts of data, the app runs fine.
Basically I am using Ideablade devforce to create my model. So my app
brings back objects of things like customers, invoices etc.

What would moving to WCF give me? Would there be any benefit. I suppose a
major benefit would be that I wouldn't need the VPN anymore.

Bill
 

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Vijay

Using WCF in its current shape would make you miserable because you will not
find much references, most documentation or sample code you find will not
work as they may be slightly out of date, and even if you follow the stuff
exactly, the minute you change a small configuration, it will throw an
exception which you will not be able to handle.

Then you will come to this place and try to find a solution like me....

Wait for a year till they update the documentation and make it production
worthy.

"BillG" wrote:

> I currently have a Windows form app that sits on the client machine and
> connects through a VPN to a database server running SQL Server. As long as
> the clients bring back reasonable amounts of data, the app runs fine.
> Basically I am using Ideablade devforce to create my model. So my app
> brings back objects of things like customers, invoices etc.
>
> What would moving to WCF give me? Would there be any benefit. I suppose a
> major benefit would be that I wouldn't need the VPN anymore.
>
> Bill
>
>
>
 

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